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Touchy Subjects

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
In this sparkling collection of 19 stories, the best-selling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies.

A man finds God and finally wants to father a child - only his wife is now 42 years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman.

From the unforeseen consequences of a polite social lie to the turmoil caused by the hair on a woman's chin, Donoghue dramatizes the seemingly small acts upon which our lives often turn. Many of these stories involve animals and what they mean to us, or babies and whether to have them; some replay biblical plots in modern contexts.

With characters old, young, straight, gay, and simply confused, Donoghue dazzles with her range and her ability to touch lightly but delve deeply into the human condition.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-15-101386-1 / 978-0-15-101386-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2011 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4434-0746-1 / 978-1-4434-0746-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-84408-739-5 / 978-1-84408-739-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0-15-603261-9 / 978-0-15-603261-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-84408-301-2 / 978-1-84408-301-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

April 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2013 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 1-4712-3112-7 / 978-1-4712-3112-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Touchy Subjects: Stories
Author(s): Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   


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